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Pioneer sports briefs: Boys cross-country wins Cass County title; Montgomery takes 2nd in girls race

Volleyball beats Logansport in 3 after going 1-2 at LCC tourney


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Cross-country

Led by second-place finisher Jackson Baker, the Pioneer boys cross-country team won the Cass County Invitational title at Logansport Saturday. Pioneer won with 34 points while Lewis Cass was second with 37.

Caston’s Austin Dague won the race in 17:48. Baker was second in 17:56. Leighton Dodt (fourth, 18:50), Carson Meyer (sixth, 19:06) and Jack Cooper (ninth, 19:59) also finished in the top 10 for Pioneer.

Freshman Austin Brooke was 13th in 20:26.

In the junior high boys meet, Pioneer finished second behind Lewis Cass.

In the girls meet, Pioneer scored 62 points and finished third in a field of four teams. Lewis Cass won the title with 31 points.

Pioneer’s Violet Montgomery won the race in 21:35, and Kylie Farris was ninth in 25:34. Other Pioneer scoring runners included Macee Baker, who was 12th in 27:01; Maggie Steffel, who was 18th in 29:05; and Amanda Harrington, who was 21st in 29:32.

Lewis Cass’ Makenna Leicht won the race in 20:33.

The Pioneer girls also finished third in the junior high meet.

CASS COUNTY MEET GIRLS RESULTS (POINTS IN PARENTHESES): Lewis Cass 31, Logansport 61, Pioneer 62, Caston 73

Pioneer girls results (third place, 62 points)

2. Violet Montgomery – 21:35 (2), 9. Kylie Farris – 25:34 (9), 12. Macee Baker – 27:01 (12), 18. Maggie Steffel – 29:05 (18), 21. Amanda Harrington – 29:32 (21), 22. Nicole Quaglio – 29:32, 30. Madison Coy – 34:11, 32. Maria Martinez-Domingo – 34:42

CASS COUNTY MEET BOYS RESULTS (POINTS IN PARENTHESES): Pioneer 34, Lewis Cass 37, Logansport 70, Caston 75

Pioneer boys results (champion, 34 points)

2. Jackson Baker – 17:56 (2), 4. Leighton Dodt – 18:50 (4), 6. Carson Meyer – 19:06 (6), 9. Jack Cooper – 19:59 (9), 13. Austin Brooke – 20:26 (13), 20. Ryan Adams – 23:37, 25. Eli Rans – 24:47, 30. Camron Robinson – 39:42

PIONEER JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS RESULTS (THIRD PLACE, 62 POINTS)

8. Alette Woodhouse – 15:38, 12. Cailyn Colford – 16:26, 15. Ellison Kitchell – 16:58, 16. Ellie Hines – 16:59, 30 Hannah Zeigler – 19:46, 32. Esther Gilsinger – 20:54

PIONEER JUNIOR HIGH BOYS RESULTS (SECOND PLACE, 61 POINTS)

11. Elliott Cooper – 14:08, 12. Cylis Kistler – 14:33, 13. Memphis McIntyre – 14:33, 16. Jack Nance – 14:50, 22. Liam Kistler – 16:02, 26. Aayden Dimmock – 17:59, 28. Christopher Houston – 19:38, 29. Eli Hines – 20:14

Volleyball

Pioneer def. Logansport, 25-10, 25-17, 25-16 (Tuesday): The visiting Lady Panthers topped Logansport Tuesday to improve to 8-3.

Logansport fell to 2-8.

Pioneer at LaVille, ppd.: The Pioneer-LaVille volleyball match scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday has been postponed. No makeup date has been set.

Pioneer’s next match is a road match at Northwestern at 6 p.m. Thursday.

Pioneer goes 2-2 at Lafayette Central Catholic tournament (Saturday): The Pioneer volleyball team went 2-2 at the Lafayette Central Catholic tournament Saturday and now stands at 7-3 on the season.

Pioneer beat Parke Heritage 2-0, beat Morgan Township 2-0, lost to North Central (Indianapolis) 2-1 and lost to Lafayette Central Catholic 2-1.

PIONEER TEAM RESULTS

Pioneer def. Parke Heritage, 25-14, 25-17

Pioneer def. Morgan Township, 25-13, 25-17

North Central (Indianapolis) def. Pioneer, 25-21, 25-27, 15-7

Lafayette Central Catholic def. Pioneer, 25-27, 25-21, 15-9

PIONEER STATS VS. PARKE HERITAGE

Mackenzie Rogers – 5 aces, 15 assists; Hailey Cripe – 7 kills, 1 block; Brooklyn Borges – 6 kills; Mandee Weisenburger – 6 kills; Kennedy Corn – 1 block; Keirsten Nies – 7 assists; Mackenzie Robinson – 10 digs

PIONEER STATS VS. MORGAN TOWNSHIP

Mackenzie Rogers – 3 aces, 14 assists; Hailey Cripe – 12 kills; Kennedy Corn – 1 block; Mackenzie Robinson – 8 digs; Adeline Cripe – 8 digs

PIONEER STATS VS. NORTH CENTRAL

Keirsten Nies – 2 aces, 5 assists; Hailey Cripe – 14 kills; Brooklyn Borges – 2 blocks; Mackenzie Rogers – 16 assists; Mackenzie Robinson – 23 digs

PIONEER STATS VS. LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC

(stats not made available to RTC)

Pioneer goes 3-1 at Franklin Central Invite (Aug. 21)

PIONEER TEAM RESULTS

Pioneer def. Columbus North, 25-21, 25-20

Zionsville def. Pioneer, 25-17, 25-14

Pioneer def. Franklin Central, 25-17, 25-18

Pioneer def. Rossville, 25-23, 25-17

PIONEER STATS VS. COLUMBUS NORTH

Emma Novaski – 4 aces, 6 digs; Hailey Cripe – 12 kills, 7 digs; Kennedy Corn – 1 block; Mackenzie Rogers – 12 assists; Keirsten Nies – 9 assists; Mackenzie Robinson – 6 digs

PIONEER STATS VS. ZIONSVILLE

Blair Grigsby – 1 ace, 9 assists; Mackenzie Rogers – 1 ace, 8 assists; Hailey Cripe – 9 kills; Mackenzie Robinson – 10 digs

PIONEER STATS VS. FRANKLIN CENTRAL

Mackenzie Rogers – 4 aces, 3 kills, 6 assists; Hailey Cripe – 4 kills, 1 block; Kennedy Corn – 1 block; Blair Grigsby – 4 assists; Mackenzie Robinson – 11 digs

PIONEER STATS VS. ROSSVILLE

Mackenzie Rogers – 4 aces, 10 assists; Hailey Cripe – 7 kills; Kennedy Corn – 1 block; Mackenzie Robinson – 8 digs

Football

Winamac 38, Pioneer 6 (Friday): Ryland Toloza ran nine times for 68 yards for Pioneer in a Hoosier North road loss to Winamac. Toloza had a long run of 49 yards.

Beau Mersch had a 13-yard touchdown run. Pioneer had 74 yards rushing as a team.

Brian Gluth had an 11-yard reception from Eli Nicoll.

Derrick LeGrand led the defense with eight solo tackles and five assists. He had 4 ½ tackles for loss. Logan Smith and Oscar Solano had nine tackles each.


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